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Cabbage palm leaf basket used as a childrens toy. The leaf is folded at the ends with a handle of palm leaf midrib? inserted and tied. The tie is covered with gum. Coloured red.
- Production date
- 1900-1912 (circa)
Height: 10.50 centimetres
Width: 9.20 centimetres
Depth: 9.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Collected by H P Rogers, ornithologist, before 1914, in Australia.
Melville Island, Northern Territory.
Rogers visited Melville Island August 1911 - September 1912 while collecting for ornithologist G. Mathews.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-1982 23 Jun-28 Feb, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, The Aborigines of Australia
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register reads, for collection Oc1939,08: Collected by H P Rogers, ornithologist, before 1914, in Australia. However inspection of the original correspondence from Mathews reveals that this should be J P Rogers, who was Mathews' ornithological collector in Northern Australia.
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